P Johnson & Company

New College Overthrow and Sign

The overthrow detail and the hanging sign were commissioned by Edinburgh University for New College, the home of The School of Divinity. The design on both the hanging sign and the applied overthrow detail depicts the Scottish flag and the Burning Bush, both symbols can be found on the Church of Scotland logo.

The Hanging sign and the overthrow detail are formed from mild steel, some parts hot forged, some parts cold formed and fabricated.


On completion all the metalwork was hot dip galvanized. The painting and gold leaf finish was carried out at Ratho Byres Forge. The galvanized metalwork was acid etched & spray painted with a primer. The bottom leaves of the burning bush element were hand painted red & the top leaves were gold leafed. The saltire element was hand painted.


Images © Shona Johnson